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The costs of mesothelioma can be overwhelming. They can include income loss, expensive treatments that may not be covered by health insurance, plus pain and suffering for you and for your family. Because the disease is preventable – and because it is usually caused by someone else’s negligence – legal options may be available to help regain these costs. Asbestos lawyers focus their practice on knowledgeably and effectively bringing to justice companies that exposed employees and the public to asbestos products. A mesothelioma attorney can help you consider your options and file a claim against the company responsible for your asbestos-related illness. More than one company may be responsible. A mesothelioma attorney identifies all companies at fault. Mesothelioma lawsuits have helped thousands of people receive financial assistance. A lawsuit can result in much-needed money to help reduce financial hardships during an illness and can also provide a more stable future for your loved ones. A lawyer specializing in asbestos litigation can help you seek compensation for expenses related to illness caused by asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma Patients Benefit from Integrative Medicine Expert

Dr. Ka-Kit Hui is no expert on mesothelioma cancer, but he helps mesothelioma patients live longer and better lives every day. Committed to teaching the benefits of integrative medicine, Hui’s vision blends the best of traditional Chinese and conventional Western medicines, skillfully bridging the gap between the two. He launched the UCLA Center for East-West…

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Early Detection of Mesothelioma Lies in HMGB1 Isoforms

An international research team is exploring how variants of an important blood protein could be the key to prevention and early detection of malignant mesothelioma. Dr. Haining Yang at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center is leading the research and recently presented potential strategies at the 6th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Previously, Yang…

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New UK Grant: Turning Nurses into Mesothelioma Researchers

A pair of U.K. charities is funding a grant that places the future of mesothelioma care and research in the hands of nurses. Mesothelioma UK, a charitable trust and resource center based at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, teamed with asbestos-related disease awareness organization Pat Stone Meso Support to establish a grant worth 25,000 pounds ($32,000)….

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Future of Mesothelioma Research Lies in Growing Tissue Bank

A year after establishing its own tissue bank, the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) in California is looking for additional funding and tissue samples to continue research of pleural mesothelioma and other diseases. Currently, there isn’t an international bank for the collection of tissue. “We eventually want to be in a position where…

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Future of Mesothelioma Research Lies in Growing Tissue Bank

A year after establishing its own tissue bank, the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) in California is looking for additional funding and tissue samples to continue research of pleural mesothelioma and other diseases. Currently, there isn’t an international bank for the collection of tissue. “We eventually want to be in a position where…

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21st Century Cures Act Will Help Fight Mesothelioma and Other Cancers

The 21st Century Cures Act has passed in both the House and Senate and will provide billions of dollars for researching cancer and other deadly diseases. […]

Study Uncovers Strange Growth of Mesothelioma Tumors

A new analysis on how asbestos-related tumors grow may lead to more effective research and treatments of malignant mesothelioma. Researchers at Australia’s Flinders University found malignant mesothelioma tumors demonstrate vasculogenic (vascular) mimicry — the process in which tumors make their own blood vessels. Tumors promote their own growth by growing blood vessels that reach into…

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Study Uncovers Strange Growth of Mesothelioma Tumors

A new analysis on how asbestos-related tumors grow may lead to more effective research and treatments of malignant mesothelioma. Researchers at Australia’s Flinders University found malignant mesothelioma tumors demonstrate vasculogenic (vascular) mimicry — the process in which tumors make their own blood vessels. Tumors promote their own growth by growing blood vessels that reach into…

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New Lung Cancer Study May Improve Mesothelioma Therapy

New insight into the gene responsible for the most aggressive subtype of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) could bring hope for mesothelioma patients. Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center identified a new way to target lung cancer through the Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog, also known as the KRAS gene. Tumors that carry a…

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Researchers Discover New Mesothelioma Blood Biomarker

An international team of scientists recently identified a new blood biomarker for mesothelioma that should help with early diagnosis, prognosis accuracy and the personalization of treatment. Researchers identified activin A, a protein complex found in the blood, as a potential target for future therapies. “Blood derived biomarkers are important because they can be noninvasively measured,…

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Researchers Discover New Mesothelioma Blood Biomarker

An international team of scientists recently identified a new blood biomarker for mesothelioma that should help with early diagnosis, prognosis accuracy and the personalization of treatment. Researchers identified activin A, a protein complex found in the blood, as a potential target for future therapies. “Blood derived biomarkers are important because they can be noninvasively measured,…

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Researchers Discover New Mesothelioma Blood Biomarker

An international team of scientists recently identified a new blood biomarker for mesothelioma that should help with early diagnosis, prognosis accuracy and the personalization of treatment. Researchers identified activin A, a protein complex found in the blood, as a potential target for future therapies. “Blood derived biomarkers are important because they can be noninvasively measured,…

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Immunotherapy Trial for Mesothelioma Shows Early Promise

The immunotherapy drug avelumab showed promising results in a recent phase I clinical trial for malignant mesothelioma, raising hopes as a future second-line therapy. The clinical trial included 53 patients with pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma. It was part of the JAVELIN development program for avelumab, a series of clinical studies testing the drug on about…

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Despite Intense Political Debate, Mesothelioma Advocates Strongly Support Obamacare

While considerable debate is battled in Congress over the worth of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, cancer advocates strongly support it. […]

Statin Drugs Show Potential as Possible Treatment for Mesothelioma

Statin drugs show potential as therapy in future mesothelioma treatment, according to new research from Japan. […]